TSat Update 2: Chassis Machined


Having a finalized design, the TSat chassis has been fully machined and assembled. Our unique chassis has been meticulously designed to optimize the strength, cost, internal volume, and mass.

 

i-side-tsatiso-tsat

 

The next step involves machining the extruded, deployable panels. The panels will be machined separately from the chassis, and will be anchored to the chassis through a unique hinge assembly. The machining process for the panels is currently in development. The hinge design, however, is simple, and a prototype will soon be created using a 3D printer. The deployable panel CAD model can be seen below, and the hinge is the yellow piece towards the top of the model.

 

side_cover_3

Leave a Reply